If you love history and tradition, you want this:
We love the history and heritage of Britain. You may have read our
'slogan': "The UK travel and heritage guide". We thought
we should do a little something extra to help people who share our
interests to find accommodation that offers something special
in terms of heritage interest.
are no doubt familiar with accommodation rating systems. These ratings,
such as the star rating for hotels, take into account the level of
services offered, the quality of decor and amenities, and the level
of service offered to arrive at a standardized system of comparing
the accommodation. These ratings are offered by a variety of
accrediting bodies such as the Automoblile Association, the Royal Automobile
Club, and the various Tourist Boards across the UK.
We have a new rating to offer - the Britain
Express Heritage Rating.
Wouldn't it be fun, we said to ourselves, if there was a way to set
apart those hotels that were especially historic, or offered a little
something extra in the way of value to those who, like us, value Britain's
How ratings are assigned
We examine each hotel and assign points for:
- Historic Association (e.g. "King Charles I slept here", or a famous person lived in the house before it became a hotel)
- Location: Quintessentially British setting, or proximity to historic properties (for example, if the hotel is directly across the street from Windsor Castle)
- Age: A 15th century manor has more heritage appeal than a modern airport hotel.
- "Character": We admit, this is a judgement call, and is open to interpretation, but some hotels just exude a certain something that evokes a sense of heritage!
The heritage rating is NOT a reflection of the quality of the accommodation! For example, our system of heritage ratings would assign a low score to modern city-centre or airport hotels. Those hotels may offer terrific accommodation which is perfect for your needs. Traditional star ratings should be used to determine the quality of the accommodation on offer for these hotels. Use the heritage rating score as a tool to help you find those properties which have that little something extra that makes travelling around the UK especially fascinating.